The term slate refers to a group of candidates running in an ASUCD election on a common platform, or with common interests, and under a single slate name for all of their candidates. In ASUCD the term slate is also synonymous with political party. For instance, LEAD was an organization of students that was involved in ASUCD for 10 years and would be more accurately described as a political party. However the terminology in ASUCD is to refer to the LEAD organization, its candidates and its policies as the LEAD slate not the LEAD party.
The information on this page is accurate for all Choice Voting elections (Fall 2003 to present) but this is not a complete list of slates for all of the elections shown on this website. I do not have much information on the slates that existed prior to Fall 2003.
Past and Present ASUCD Slates
Student Action - Student Action contested the Winter 2001 election and possibly elections prior to that as well.
Students 4 Students - Students 4 Students contested the Winter 2001 election and possibly elections prior to that as well.
LEAD - LEAD was a slate that formed for the Winter 2000 election. It contested every election from Winter 2000 to Fall 2010 except two: Fall 2000 and Fall 2001.
UNITE - UNITE was a slate that formed for the Fall 2001 election. It was basically a merging of the Student Action and Students 4 Students slates (I think) to be a more effective competitor to LEAD. UNITE ran in two elections: Fall 2001 and Fall 2002. It basically merged into Student Focus for the Winter 2003 election and beyond.
People's Collective - People's Collective was a slate that ran in only one election: Fall 2001. LEAD did not run any candidates in this election but People's Collective was closely tied to LEAD and its supporters.
Team Aggie - Team Aggie was a slate that ran in only one election: Fall 2001. It was backed by the Davis College Republicans, most likely in response to their opposition to LEAD.
Student Focus - Student Focus was a slate that formed for the Winter 2002 election. It contested every election from Winter 2002 until Winter 2007 with one exception: the Fall 2002 election. It shared common interests with the UNITE slate and basically absorbed UNITE supporters and candidates.
SOSSS - Students for an Orwellian Student Senate Slate was a slate that ran in only one election: Fall 2004. It was partially satirical.
FUCK - Friends Urging Campus Kindness was a slate that ran in only one election: Winter 2005. It was formed by the creators of the SOSSS slate.
Ignite - Ignite was a slate that ran in only one election: Winter 2006. Its main support came from conservatives and Christians.
GO - GO was a slate that ran in two elections: Fall 2007 and Winter 2008. It was basically a rebranding (or recoloring) of the Student Focus slate.
ACT - ACT was a slate that ran in only one election: Winter 2009. It was an attempt to create an alternative to there being only one slate (LEAD) in ASUCD at the time.
JAM - JAM was a slate that ran in two elections: Fall 2009 and Winter 2010. It was formed by former LEAD individuals, presumably over disagreements about the direction of the LEAD slate.
BOLD - BOLD was a slate that ran in three elections: Fall 2010, Winter 2011 and Fall 2011. According to DavisWiki.org, BOLD was created by ASUCD Senators Adam Thongsavat (Independent) and Bree Rombi (LEAD) as well as a coalition of student leaders and activists, many of whom were former LEAD supporters.
FUQ - Fed Up Queers was a slate that formed for the Winter 2011 election and ran two candidates. The name was used again when their winning Senate candidate ran for executive office in Winter 2013. FUQ and SMART campaigned together in Winter 2013.
SMART - SMART is a current slate that has run in three consecutive elections so far: Winter 2012 through Winter 2013.
NOW - NOW is a current slate that has run in two elections so far: Fall 2012 and Winter 2013.
BEST - BEST is a current slate that has run in one election so far: Winter 2013.
Independents - Despite what some Aggie reporters have written in the past, there is no "Independent slate" and the term Independents is simply used to categorize all of the candidates not associated with any slate. Some Independent candidates will give themselves a slate name and be a "slate" unto themselves but none of those are factored into this information.
USA - United Student Alliance was a non-slate that ran in only one election: Fall 2005. It was formed by the only two Independent candidates in the election. I do not consider it an actual slate because it was formed during the election and the two candidates did not campaign together as a slate.
|Slate Name||Elections Contested||Senate
|Executive Victories /
|LEAD||Winter 2000, Winter 2001, Winter 2002 - Fall 2010||59||111||7 / 11|
|UNITE||Fall 2001, Fall 2002||8||12||0 / 0|
|People's Collective||Fall 2001||0||4||0 / 0|
|Team Aggie||Fall 2001||0||5||0 / 0|
|Student Focus||Winter 2002, Winter 2003 - Winter 2007||27||56*||3 / 6|
|SOSSS||Fall 2004||0||4||0 / 0|
|FUCK||Winter 2005||2||7||0 / 0|
|Ignite||Winter 2006||1||2||0 / 0|
|GO||Fall 2007 - Winter 2008||3||7||0 / 0|
|ACT||Winter 2009||1||3||0 / 0|
|JAM||Fall 2009 - Winter 2010||4||6||0 / 1|
|BOLD||Fall 2010 - Fall 2011||13||17||1 / 1|
|FUQ||Winter 2011||1||2||0 / 1|
|SMART||Winter 2012 - Present (Winter 2013)||5||16||0 / 0|
|NOW||Fall 2012 - Present (Winter 2013)||5||11||1 / 1|
|BEST||Winter 2013 - Present (Winter 2013)||1||5||0 / 0|
(since Fall 2003)
|Fall 2003 - Present (Winter 2013)||21||82||2 / 9|
* I'm not 100% positive that Student Focus ran six candidates in the Winter 2002 election but I know they ran four candidates for sure.